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    • 非洲大蝸牛屬

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Recent observations

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Square

What

Giant African Land Snail Achatina fulica

Observer

mrtang

Date

May 31, 2016

Description

Commonly found in flower pots, banana trees, compost heap

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What

Giant African Land Snail Achatina fulica

Observer

gchavarri

Date

May 1, 2016 09:56 AM ADT

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Observer

gchavarri

Date

February 22, 2011 07:47 PM AST

Photos / Sounds

What

Giant African Land Snail Achatina fulica

Observer

robberfly

Date

May 25, 2016 01:44 PM HST

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Square

What

Giant African Land Snail Achatina fulica

Observer

aliashraf

Date

May 23, 2016 08:47 PM AWST

Description

Saw this huge snail. Added a guitar pick for scale

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Square

What

Giant African Land Snail Achatina fulica

Observer

tiyumq

Date

May 8, 2016 02:52 AM MDT

Description

Hawaiian land snail. Kanapali maui

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Square

What

Giant African Land Snail Achatina fulica

Observer

sarahaaa

Date

May 5, 2016 11:00 AM UTC

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

Giant African Land Snail Achatina fulica

Observer

sunnetchan

Date

May 4, 2016 11:30 PM HKT

Description

褐雲瑪瑙螺 (非洲大蝸牛) (Achatina fulica)

Pattern of shell seems different to my other observations.

Reference :
http://www.ntm.gov.tw/upload/education/book/20130514/b01a0508-6dcf-4e90-a003-3704bb36ccb1.pdf

Photos / Sounds

What

Giant African Land Snail Achatina fulica

Observer

akshathumesh

Date

May 2, 2016

Place

Swiss View (Google, OSM)

Description

A big snail with big eyestalks and a brown patterned shell. This type of snail is often seen on the walls of buildings or else in grassy areas, especially after rain.

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Photos / Sounds

What

Giant African Land Snail Achatina fulica

Observer

carissaaa

Date

May 2, 2016

Description

The snail is about 20cm in length and 5-7cm in height. The shell is shaped like a cone unlike other more spherical shells of snails, and is primarily brown. The whorl of the snail is at the back not the side like it is most commonly, and is quite small. There is a certain pattern on the shell - stripes going either a vertical direction or a horizontal on different sections. The shell looks really hard and difficult to break. The upper and lower tentacles of the snail is a tan shade, the head a darker brown, and the foot a charcoal grey. All of these parts look relatively scaly and slimy and have a wet sheen. As seen in the photo, the snail leaves a slimy residue to its path. If you flip the snail over, you can see that the mantle of the shell is also grey and that the underside of the snail is a gradient of grey to tan.

Photos / Sounds

What

Giant African Land Snail Achatina fulica

Observer

ki_moon

Date

May 2, 2016 06:48 PM SGT

Description

Its shell is various brown colours and it's transparent. The brown colours get lighter towards its end. The shell of this snail was a length of my pinky finger with a diameter of half of its length.

Photos / Sounds

What

Giant African Land Snail Achatina fulica

Observer

hoonjoo

Date

April 30, 2016

Place

West, SG (Google, OSM)

Description

I found this huge snail about 1 hour after a massive rain. It was on a wet sidewalk. It's shell was about 4 cm wide, and 6cm long, and it's overall length before it went back into it's shell was around 8 cm.

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Description from Wikipedia

Achatina is a genus of medium-sized to very large, air-breathing, tropical land snails, terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusks in the family Achatinidae.

No range data available.
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